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pili1

[pee-lee]
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noun, plural pi·lies.
  1. a Philippine tree, Canarium ovatum, the edible seeds of which taste like a sweet almond.
  2. Also called pili nut. the seed of this tree.
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Origin of pili1

From Tagalog

pili2

[pahy-lahy]
noun
  1. Biology. plural of pilus.
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British Dictionary definitions for pilies

pili1

noun plural -lis
  1. a burseraceous Philippine tree, Canarium ovatum, with edible seeds resembling almonds
  2. Also called: pili nut the seed of this tree
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Word Origin

from Tagalog

pili2

pl n singular pilus (ˈpaɪləs)
  1. bacteriol short curled hairlike processes on the surface of certain bacteria that are involved in conjugation and the attachment of the bacteria to other cells
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Word Origin

C20: from Latin: hairs
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